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WHO WE ARE

Our Roots

Founded in 1989, in the midst of the AIDS epidemic, ALMA is rooted in advocating for the fair treatment and equality of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community. As Latinx and LGBTQ+ people, we are not a monolith, but our histories, accomplishments, struggles, and humanity unities us all in the fight for an equitable and more just society. 

Our Mission

To fight for the rights of the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and gender-expansive community by advocating for fairness and equality, and affirming Latinx LGBTQ culture.

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Fighting for a Just Society

Empowering and Emboldening our Leaders

Embracing the Power in Our Identity

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALMA Public Statements and Important Announcements

ALMA BOARD MEMBER AND SECRETARY OF IDHS, DULCE QUINTERO, WILL BE AWARDED WITH THE INAUGURAL "ALMA DEL LÍDER" AWARD AT THE 2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY RECEPTION FOR THEIR HISTORIC APPOINTMENT AND DEDICATION TO BEING A SERVANT LEADER.

October 30, 2023

ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, GOV. PRITZKER ANNOUNCED THE TRANSITION OF KEY PERSONS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES. IN HIS PRESS RELEASE, THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THAT ALMA'S BOARD MEMBER, DULCE QUINTERO, WILL BE THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR IDHS. 

September 8, 2023

TELEMUNDO CHICAGO BROADCASTED A SPECIAL PROGRAM ON THE ORIGINS OF PRIDE AND MODERN LGBTQ+ RIGHTS MOVEMENT. THIS SEGMENT FEATURES ALMA'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ. 

June 26, 2023

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ON RACISM IN LGBTQ ESTABLISHMENT AND WHY INTERSECTIONALITY MATTERS - Statement by Executive Director and ALMA Board of Directors

November 3, 2022

JULIO RODRIGUEZ, CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD PRESIDENT OF ALMA, WAS HIGHLIGHTED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC 7 CHICAGO FOR HIS CONTINUED WORK IN AND FOR THE LATINX LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY. 

October 26, 2022

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HISPANIC FEDERATION AWARDS ALMA WITH ACT INITIATIVE GRANT

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ViiV HEALTHCARE
POSITIVE ACTION COMMUNITY GRANT 
RECIPIENT

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THE PRITZKER FOUNDATION
CONTINUES GETTING
TO ZERO
PARTNERSHIP

August 21,  2023

May 17, 2023

October 24, 2022

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Seguimos Aquí: Pride, Pandemic, and Perseverance (2021) | Teaser Trailer
SoapBox Productions and Organizing

Seguimos Aquí: Pride, Pandemic, and Perseverance (2021) | Teaser Trailer

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